MEDICAL RECORDS AND PRIVACY PRACTICES
FOR THE USE AND DISCLOSURE OF HEALTH INFORMATION
FOR TREATMENT, PAYMENT, OR HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS
1.) Uses and Disclosures: All providers of Life Coast Community Health Center are permitted by law to disclose the minimum necessary personal health information of each patient to carry out treatment, payment, and healthcare operations of the facility. For treatment purposes, such disclosures may be made to physicians, and other healthcare providers as necessary to effectuate the appropriate treatment and care of patients. Personal health information may be disclosed to the government or other third-party payers for the purpose of obtaining payment for services provided. The facility may also use personal health information
to carry out day to day operations such as scheduling, appointment, reminders, and quality review.
2.) Required Authorizations: The facility will not disclose any patient’s personal health information for
any purpose aside from payment, treatment, and healthcare operations, without the patient’s authorization
to disclose such. Upon request for such authorization, patient shall have the right to refuse and/or revoke any disclosure of patient’s personal health information.
3.) Privacy Compliance: In accordance with the privacy regulations promulgated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, 45 CFR Parts 160 and 164 (“The Privacy Regulations”), the facility has adopted privacy policies regarding usage of patients’ personal health information. The facility is
in compliance with the Privacy Regulations and all other laws and regulations regarding patients’ right to privacy.
The notice will contain the effective date.